The Agreement

Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, Denmark, 2014

58 min.DK/Documentary

World history is in the making when EU chief negotiator Robert Cooper has to settle an agreement on stable co-existence between Kosovo and Serbia. New Danish documentary by Karen Stokkendal Poulsen brings its audience right into the core of these intense negotiations. Stakes are high but in spite of the seriousness of the negotiations, they turn out to be surprisingly funny and carried out with style and charm by the three characters at the table. It's the last territorial conflict of Europe and crucial for the EU to prove its ability to make peace in its own backyard.
Basic information Credits
Original title Forhandleren
Danish title Forhandleren
Other titles Cooper's Challenge
Keywords EU, European Economic Community, The, Negotiations, EU membership, Cooper, Robert, Kosovo, Serbia, 1990-1999, 2010-2019
Director Karen Stokkendal Poulsen
Producer Vibeke Vogel
Director of Photography Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, Marie Billegrav Bryant, Lars Skree, Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, Balthazar Hertel
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Esa Nissi
Composer Steffen Breum
Appearance Robert Cooper, Edita Tahiri, Borko Stefanovic
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language English
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company Bullitt Film
Co-production Klaffi Productions
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Finnish Film Foundation, ZDF/ARTE, DR 2, YLE Co-productions, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, MEDIA (EU), EuropaNævnet, VPRO - Television, SVT, Knowledge Network, Udenrigsministeriet


Direction Karen Stokkendal Poulsen
Assistant director Lea Maria Strandbæk Sørensen
Consultant Claudio Hughes
Consultant Gesa Marten
Consultant Vibeke Sperling
Consultant Emile Hertling Péronard
Consultant Åsa Mossberg
Consultant Stine Meldgaard Madsen


Translation Kevin McGwin
Translation Amila Cirkinagic
Translation Guribardi Pustina
Translation Jonathan Sydenham


Producer Vibeke Vogel
Co-producer Mika Ronkainen
Executive producer Elise Lund Larsen
Production manager Rikke Tambo Andersen
Post-producton coordinator Maja Dyekjær
Post-producton coordinator Lina Wichmann


Cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Cinematographer Marie Billegrav Bryant
Cinematographer Lars Skree
Cinematographer Karen Stokkendal Poulsen
Cinematographer Balthazar Hertel


Editor Anders Villadsen
Assistant editor Rikke Tambo Andersen
Assistant editor Patrick Lund Larsen


Composer Steffen Breum


Sound engineer Esa Nissi
Sound mixer Esa Nissi

Visual effects

Graphic design Morten Skytte
Online Rasmus Toft
Colourist Thomas Therkelsen


Forhandleren Robert Cooper
Appearance Edita Tahiri
Appearance Borko Stefanovic

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